Adoption Programs

Senior Citizens

Seniors for Seniors is a program that encourages senior citizens to adopt adult animals at reduced adoption fees. 

Adopting two cats

The Ms. Garbo Fund  was established by a generous donor to help families adopt a second adult cat by covering the adoption fee for the second cat.

CCHS Working Cats Adoption Program

Occasionally, we have cats at CCHS that are semi-feral or have lived their lives primarily outdoors. These cats are unable to adjust to life at the shelter, are not too keen on human contact, and are not likely to make good house pets. However, they are well-suited for living someplace where they can go in and out of a barn or out-building.  Or, they might do well in a climate-controlled warehouse or workshop, where they'll have room to roam. We don't charge an adoption fee for working cats, but we do require caretakers to provide food, water, shelter, and veterinary care when needed. Cats will be spayed or neutered and vaccinated prior to adoption. If you are looking for a "working" cat for your barn or workshop, please contact our Humane Educator, April Faulkner (, to learn more about this program. If we don't have any working cats available right now, we will put you on a waiting list and contact you when a candidate becomes available.      

Click on the names below to find out more about our available working cats!

Veterinary Care for Adopted Senior Pets

For senior pets (cats and dogs 10 years or older) Mahomet Animal Hospital will provide FREE exams for the for the rest of the pet's life, as well as 25% off all tests and services (including surgery and dental work), and 10% off medications/drugs.

Military and Veterans

We are a member of the Pets for Patriots network, which helps veterans at all career stages, including separation/retirement, adopt a new pet friend. Eligible dogs and cats must be either adult, special needs, long-term homeless, or dogs larger than 40 pounds. Pets for Patriots provides access to discounted veterinary care, a gift card from a major pet retailer, and members-only access to pet-related discounts from program sponsors. Learn more about how it works here.